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SINCE 9/11

My grandchildren will never know the freedom from fear my children and I have known. Everything has changed since 9/11. Threat levels, assassinations, wounded and dying soldiers, and suicide bombers permeate everyday life. This body of work conceived September 11, 2001 is my reaction to these troubled times. It is ongoing.


TWO MOTHERS

Inspired by a news photo of an Iraqi mother and child. But for country of origin and outer accouterments, she and her American counterpart have the same hopes and dreams for their sleeping children.

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(item #609)

CHALLENGER'S WAKE

Freehand drawing of mourning mother and child juxtaposed against photograph of Challenger's wake disintegrating into the blue sky.

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(item #610)

GONE TO SOLDIERS EVERYONE

Title from Pete Seeger song, 'Where Have all the Flowers Gone'. Graffiti from: You came across the watching world to show how heroes die. When the splendour of your story builds the halo of its glory, 'Twill belt the earth like Saturn's rings and diadem the sky. Unattributed author from M.R.C. S. in Anzac, on colonial soldiers, 1919

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(item #611)

WE MAY NEED HIS LIKE AGAIN

Title from "Just a Common Soldier". Mothers painted freehand represent all mothers whose children will one day need to fight a war. Photo of baby.

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(item #612)

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